Much of this thinking came about when I was a waitress. I hated that I had to bust my ass on Mother's Day to a crowd of people that felt that the best way to celebrate the person who most likely slaved over food 364 days of the year was to take her out to eat. Cook for the woman, she does it for you without the sappy card the rest of the year!
Sorry, I guess I got off track.
Back to the point of this post. I broke my own rules. My husband and I are now, regrettably, early risers whether or not we want to be. On Friday, we woke up at 5 am and went to Rears Soebuck and purchased a new high-efficiency washer/dryer set for $1000.
That's a deal too good to pass up. Our used washer and dryer (which have been repaired several times by hubby) are acting up again. We decided that it was the right time to make the investment, and the new washer will use much less water. Hopefully the greenness will offset my feelings of guilt about the glutness of the day.
I will continue to practice my own "Buy Nothings" but I will try to be kind to myself if I fall short of perfection.